Unformatted text preview: n a moment ’s notice. So that can be bad or good." It seems at least some
teens are concerned that mobile connectivity might result in people being less committed
to plans once set. Still, the focus group teens fairly consistently expressed the opinion that their phones
facilitate active social lives, and that rather than taking the place of other forms of
interaction, cell phones enable them. As one high school girl explained, "I think texting
replaces conversations you have on the phone, but I don ’t think it replaces, like,
interaction …You call them to make plans, you don ’t call them INSTEAD of making
plans." [emphasis added] The prospect of constant interruptions – an annoyance to boys
Pew Internet & American Life Project and younger teens. Teens and Mobile Phones | 115 The prospect of constant interruptions – an annoyance to boys
and younger teens.
While many cell owners appreciate that they can initiate contact with others whenever
the urge strikes them, a portion of cell owners see an ann...
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